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Safeguarding in Sports Settings

Organisations and sports clubs have a legal obligation to safeguard children, young people and adults. They must ensure that the welfare of players are paramount. Effective procedures and policies must be combined with relevant codes of conduct, regulations and law to meet this obligation.

The concept of duty of care refers to the specific requirements of law. This legally binding obligation is covered by health & safety and child protection legislation for sports clubs and organizations.

Ann Marie provides safeguarding training and consultancy to elite sports, charities and grassroots sports organisations.  She is a member of a Special Interest Group as a Trustee and member of the Association of Child Protection Professionals. She provides safeguarding support to safeguarding leads in creating a safeguarding culture both strategically and operational.